No racing at Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
7 June 2018
light and shifty breeze prevented the Race Committee of the Loro
Piana Superyacht Regatta 2018 from getting racing underway today. A
gradual increase in wind is forecast over the coming days, while
tonight sees the owners dinner take place at the Yacht Club Costa
Smeralda. No competition, therefore, for the boats participating in
the 11th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by
the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the title sponsor
Loro Piana. The weather forecast gave light winds, but all concerned
had hoped that they would be sufficient to hold the first day of
racing, with the starting sequence commencing from 11.35 a.m.
After a waiting patiently, constantly monitoring the weather conditions, at 2.15 p.m. Principal Race Officer Peter Craig had the AP over Alpha signal flags hoisted, indicating to competitors that no more racing would take place today. On his return to the dock Craig commented: "It was a tough day, frustrating for the Race Committee and for the competitors. We knew it would be touch and go on getting a good race in. It turns out the forecasters didn't quite have it right and we didn't feel we could get a fair contest. So we made a decision that we thought was in the best interest of the competitors to save it for another day. The forecast for tomorrow is better, more breeze and big breeze on Friday and Saturday looks to be good, so if the forecasts are a little more accurate I think we have three great days coming up."
Tonight the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda will host a dinner reserved for owners participating in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.